Making a bathroom more accessible can be one of the best home modifications to make for those who are experiencing mobility issues and trying to stay in their own home. The bathroom is the room in the house that presents the biggest challenge to the elderly or those with various types of disabilities.
One block off Main Street in a small, picturesque Georgia town, one couple discovered the perfect lot to put down roots for their growing family. Because the thriving community is known for its turn-of-the-century charm, the Crouches went the thoughtful, respect-your-architectural-elders route and built a farmhouse that blends right in with its time-honored neighbors. The new-meets-old home merges modern amenities with country classics.
A walk-in shower creates a nice roomy feeling for your bathroom remodeling project. The lack of obstructions provides a seamless transition from the rest of the bathroom into the shower area. Not only is a walk-in shower safer, especially for the elderly and children, it also works perfectly for those who desire a relaxing minimalist bathroom style.
Open Design Tall, clear-glass shower doors emphasize the small bath's high ceilings and create the illusion of more room. The white subway tile and chrome fixtures reflect light, contributing to the sense of spaciousness. Basket-weave tile covers the floor and carries into the shower for continuity.
For an older person living at home, avoiding falls is the number one concern, according to the #AARP. If an elderly person can avoid falling they can prevent a handful of other health problems. Read more here about how you can remodel to keep your independence: #AgingAtHome #AgingInPlace
While there is no shortage of companies that offer products for adapting a standard home for the needs of an elderly or disabled person, there are few that look at the complete picture. An exception is AKW, the leading provider of independent living solutions, a company which encompasses both product innovation and design expertise to offer a one-stop shop for accessible living with style.
Vintage Vibe The master bathroom's basketweave tile floor, pale blue subway-tiled shower, and paneled tub create a vintage look in the newly built 7-by-14-foot room. Reclaimed poplar for the wainscoting adds to the character and appearance of age.